Pastoral Call Update

Message from Pastor Jim Page II


“Dear members of Peace Lutheran,

Through prayer and trusting in God’s guiding presence, it is with great joy that I accept your call to serve as one of your pastors.

The call committee graciously welcomed my family and me during our visit while ensuring that our time together was informative and enjoyable. My meeting with the staff was great and visiting with Don Behrendt was beneficial.  I look forward to working alongside Pastor Stuart in shared pastoral ministry (though I only own just two LEGO sets).

I ask you to hold the congregation of Apostles Lutheran in your prayers as God leads them forward in this significant time of transition.

Please hold my family and me in prayer as we prepare to say goodbye to a congregation that we have loved as well as to many friends.

Thank you for this opportunity. I look forward to meeting all of you and being a part of the vibrant and strong congregation of Peace Lutheran!

Blessings to you,

Pastor Jim Page


Pastoral Call Process & Committee

Peace Lutheran Church initiated the call process in order to maintain a staff of two Pastors after Pastor Don Behrendt retired in May, 2019.  The call committee’s goals are to bring in a new Pastor that is the best “Fit” for Peace, complements Pastor Stuart, has the right “gifts” for our congregation and to insure “competitive” compensation & benefits as part of the budget process.

Below you will find the names of the call committee members.  We thank them for their work and dedication to the ministry of Peace Lutheran church.

Call Committee: Mark Wernicke (Chair), Amy Bjorklund, Sue Hancock, Kevin Johnson, Alicyn Kamke, Leanna Masar, Deb & Loren Fugelstad (Voting Members); Al Williams, Erin DeGroot, Jim Justman (Advisory Members)